Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 6, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Constitutional Amendment Math) for Friday, September 6, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 127, encore presentation):

Total of the numbers of the amendments banning state-sponsored official religion, ending slavery & repealing Prohibition

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Team Colby, consisting of Colby Burnett (C), Pam Mueller (L), and Alan Lin (R) (Yesterday’s total: $8,000)
Team Colby in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Brad, consisting of Brad Rutter (C), Larissa Kelly (L), and David Madden (R) (Yesterday’s total: $36,000)
Team Brad in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games
Team Ken, consisting of Ken Jennings (C), Matt Jackson (L), and Monica Thieu (R) (Yesterday’s total: $32,500)
Team Ken at the 2019 Jeopardy! All Star Games

Today’s final score will be added to yesterday’s final score to determine this match’s winner! The winner receives $1 million, second place $300,000, and third place $100,000.

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Correct response: What is 35? (The amendments are 1, 13, and 21).


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Overall, there have been 27 amendments to the United States Constitution. While the “free speech” part of the 1st Amendment usually gets most of the press, it also prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise of religion (usually known as the Establishment Clause).

Ratified in 1865, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States (except as punishment for a crime).

Finally, the 21st Amendment (ratified in 1933) repealed the 18th; the 18th had prohibited the manufacturing or sale of alcohol in the United States.

Will there ever be a 28th amendment? Somedays, I feel as though you could not get 38 states to agree on whether or not the sky is blue.

And, of course, this concludes the reruns for the 35th season of Jeopardy!. Season 36 begins Monday!


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Scores going into Final:
Team Brad (David J!, Brad DJ!) $34,000
Team Ken (Monica J!, Ken DJ!) $16,200
Team Colby (Alan J!, Pam DJ!) $9,600


Tonight’s results:
Team Colby (Colby) $9,600 + $7,001 = $16,601 + $8,000 = $24,601
Team Ken (Matt) $16,200 + $0 = $16,200 + $32,500 = $48,700
Team Brad (Larissa) $34,000 + $0 = $34,000 + $36,000 = $70,000


Today's Jeopardy! results (for the March 5, 2019 game.)



Fantasy point accumulation (Unofficial):
Ken Jennings 54
Alex Jacob 49
Larissa Kelly 47
Matt Jackson 44
Brad Rutter 43
Alan Lin 41
Monica Thieu 39
Colby Burnett 38
David Madden 38
Roger Craig 26
Leonard Cooper 26
Pam Mueller 25
Austin Rogers 23
Ben Ingram 21
Buzzy Cohen 19
Seth Wilson 13
Jennifer Giles 13
Julia Collins 2

(As per the Official Rules of the contest: A correct response in Single or Double Jeopardy is worth 1 entry into the Lindblad sweepstakes. A correct response in Final Jeopardy is worth 10 entries into the Lindblad sweepstakes.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Team Brad (David) $7,400
Team Colby (Alan) $4,000
Team Ken (Monica) $3,800


Daily Double locations:
1) MUSES $800 (5th pick)
David 600 +1000 (Alan 800 Monica 600)
2) TO THE LIGHTHOUSE $1600 (8th pick)
Brad 11800 +5000 (Pam 6000 Ken 5800)
3) COLONIAL AMERICA $1600 (10th pick)
Brad 18000 +10000 (Pam 6000 Ken 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 198


Game Stats:
David $7,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.03% in first on buzzer
Alan $4,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.14% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Monica $3,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 41.38% in first on buzzer

Brad $14,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 0 incorrect, 37.93% in first on buzzer
Ken $12,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 37.93% in first on buzzer
Pam $5,600 Coryat, 4 correct, 0 incorrect, 13.79% in first on buzzer

Combined Coryat Score: $47,800
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,400


Team Brad stats:

Brad Rutter, stats to date:
693 correct, 76 incorrect
38/41 on rebound attempts
42.71% in first on buzzer (656/1536)
42/48 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $71,100)
15/25 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,379
(These statistics do not include Watson)

Larissa Kelly, stats to date:
321 correct, 25 incorrect
15/17 on rebound attempts
39.86% in first on buzzer (295/740)
16/20 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $44,400)
12/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,514

David Madden, stats to date:
542 correct, 53 incorrect
33/39 on rebound attempts
37.42% in first on buzzer (485/1296)
45/47 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $77,805)
17/24 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,483


Team Ken stats:

Ken Jennings, stats to date:
2933 correct, 294 incorrect
107/133 on rebound attempts
59.01% in first on buzzer (2838/4809)
143/173 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $454,399)
54/83 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,506
(These statistics do not include Watson)

Matt Jackson, stats to date:
514 correct, 28 incorrect
20/22 on rebound attempts
43.63% in first on buzzer (462/1059)
35/38 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $147,795)
11/20 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,170

Monica Thieu, stats to date:
100 correct, 22 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts
31.78% in first on buzzer (109/343)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
7/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,914


Team Colby stats:

Pam Mueller, stats to date:
281 correct, 43 incorrect
15/22 on rebound attempts
28.86% in first on buzzer (271/939)
10/13 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,000)
6/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,633

Colby Burnett, stats to date:
240 correct, 24 incorrect
17/17 on rebound attempts
30.59% in first on buzzer (216/706)
11/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,800)
8/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,629

Alan Lin, stats to date:
257 correct, 26 incorrect
13/13 on rebound attempts
33.15% in first on buzzer (242/730)
10/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,805)
8/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,960


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Colby’s final wager was deliberately chosen as a Les Miserables reference.

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